absence of proof

lack of evidence

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • absence — /ˈæbsəns/ (say absuhns) noun 1. a state of being away: speak ill of no one in their absence. 2. a period of being away: an absence of several weeks. 3. lack; non existence: the absence of proof. –phrase 4. absence of mind, inattention or… …   Australian English dictionary

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